Romer: It's time to roll up our sleeves

Romer: It's time to roll up our sleeves

On May 27, Eagle County plans to rescind COVID-19 public health orders and our local Disaster Emergency Declaration. State, federal, municipal, and private business policies may remain in place. It’s been a long journey to get to this point, and it’s time to roll up our sleeves to get vaccinated in order to reach the finish line. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible . Everyone 16 and older in the U.S. became eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Why get the vaccine? In a nutshell, because it is critical to the easing of restrictions — and the return of “normal.” Getting a vaccine is one more tool you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones. Once you’ve been vaccinated, you have the upper hand against the virus, because it means that even if you are exposed, the vaccine helps keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. Getting vaccinated and encouraging others to do so is the best way to …
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